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Silent Night
Holy Night
gets drowned out
in presents and preparations,
wrapping, cooking, shopping,
family, family, and more
family (whom I love dearly!).

The way we celebrate Christmas seems to be
a how-to-primer on how to miss
Heaven on earth.

We walk right by–
wearied and noise-worn,
or excited, oversaturated, and overstimulated.

Today, I want to stop as often as I can–
Listening,
eyes and heart open
for the Holy
in the Silent Night.

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